Ref No. Job Reference No. - 29251
Research Farm Operative job - Shropshire
Arable, Other
West Midlands

Research Farm Operative required in Telford, Shropshire

We are a global provider of sustainable agriculture products and solutions, with annual revenue exceeding $6bn. We are a purpose-led company. Through OpenAg, we are focused on accelerating progress for the food system. We are building a network that is reimagining sustainability, redefining the way an entire industry thinks and works open to fresh ideas, innovation, and new answers as we strive towards our mission to make every single food product more sustainable. As one of the largest agriculture solutions companies worldwide, our robust portfolio consists of biologicals and traditional crop protection solutions with more than 14,000 registrations. We are present in more than 130 countries, represented by more than 10,000 colleagues globally.

The farm is focused on Crop research & development for a leading global crop solutions provider. Crops grown included wheat, barley, oilseed rape, potatoes, brassicas, sugar beet, maize, sunflowers, apples, pears, plums, vines.


The role will include:

  • Provide logistical, technical, engineering and agronomic support to the Research Station & Farm

  • Work effectively as a team member to support field & protected research activities as directed by the Station Manager and/or nominated Research Agronomist

  • Support the day to day logistical operations of the Station, and provide recommendations as required for any purchases of needed equipment

  • Work with the Station Manager to ensure the cost-effective execution of research activities at the Station, accountable for the effective execution of any specified logistical, engineering and agronomic activity at the Station, taking direction from the Station Manager or relevant Research Agronomist

  • Supporting field teams as needed in order to ensure that high quality trials are implemented and maintained

  • Maintaining good communication with the Station manager and Research teams

  • Ensure that all activities at the site are compliant with corporate rules and that a safe working environment is maintained and all necessary EHS rules are established and followed

  • Ensure maintenance schedules are outlined and maintained and good record keeping of works on all equipment

  • Problem solving and finding solutions for improvement in equipment use and field operations

  • Utilising station software and tools to log and record field tasks and duties accordingly throughout the season

  • Ensure safe and compliant use and storage of all chemical products by maintaining a zero tolerance for any contamination's at and around the site

  • Good organisation and computer skills (Excel, Word)

  • Working to support field and glasshouse studies on range of crops including Cereals, Potatoes, Oilseed Rape, Sugar Beet, Maize, Fruit and Vegetables

  • Staying up to date with and working within relevant field methodologies, country guidelines and Good Agricultural Practice


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience in arable operations and crop husbandry in a comparable role or background

  • English (CEFR B2, equivalent or higher)

  • PA1 - NPTC Certificate

  • PA6 - NPTC Certificate

  • PA2 NPTC Certificate

  • NPTC Certificate in Agricultural Tractor Driving and Related Operations (City & Guilds, 001407), or equivalent

  • Full UK Drivers Licence


Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience and use of a wide range Agricultural equipment / machinery

  • Experience with Irrigation systems

  • Engineering / Mechanical Skills

  • PA9, PA4 NPTC Certificates


We offer:

A dynamic and pleasant work environment, with lots of variation in your day-to-day activities. Besides a good salary you will observe excellent secondary benefits. You have the freedom to re-define the framework of your job description as you prove your value to the organization as you go.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job can start as soon as possible.

Job Length



Start: 9/04/2024,
Finish: Not Specified







Accommodation Price

Not Specified

More Information
Distance from shops and amenities

5 miles

Smokers Accepted?


Driving Licence Required?

Full UK Driving Licence


Other Information

Job can start as soon as possible.

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